Enter “Eatin’ Good,” the new collaborative single from nimble rapper S-Wrap and R&B singer Stephcynie. The mellow but funky tune, produced by Joshua “Mookie” Blaylock, is all about taking stock of your achievements and finding something to be proud of.
- Stephen Trageser -
Her outfit and hair were show-stopping, and her uplifting messages encouraging audience members to follow their dreams and put their minds to their goals were so nice to hear. The overall experience of her set really reminded us of a Lizzo or Lady Gaga concert.
- Glasse Factory -
If you’re looking for uplifting music or an opportunity to create a TikTok challenge for a local artist’s music, you are in luck. Stephcynie delivers upbeat and positive messages in her lyrics and rhythms. As a side she would also love to see a dance choreographed to her songs Contagious and Best Life. Both timely as many of us are in self-isolation due to the COVID-19 virus and feeling all kinds of ways because it is still not universally accepted that
Black Lives Matter.
- Jenifer Grady -
All in all, you’d be hard pressed to have found a better example of the light in an otherwise dark and distressing day and age than Stephcynie’s I Don’t Love You release show. It was a celebration, a commendation, and if nothing else, a reminder that even if for a moment, everything is going to be alright, as long as there’s a community of positivity and inclusivity around. So for that, Stephcynie deserves her own share of praise and thanks for endorsing a little light through the celebration of her own achievement. Here’s to many more moments just like it.
- Sean McHugh -
A word on Stephcynie’s set: the conceptual storytelling and overall production were particularly well-crafted, giving her performance a big-stage feel. Add the Houston native’s powerhouse voice and larger-than-life presence to the mix, and it makes for a vivid performance art experience from a superstar in the making.
- Gerard Longo -
Indie singer/songwriter Stephcynie (pronounced stef-sih-nee) pops on our radar with the heartfelt, anthemic record titled "Boom Clap (Good With Words)". Armed with her enchanting, alluring vocals she dwells on falling deeply in love while pointing out all the extra things that come with the feeling. She knows what she wants and encourages her partner to be forthcoming and not string her along.
- Tayo Odutola -
Produced by Nashville’s Joshua Niles and performed by solely local musicians, the project’s meticulously crafted tracks allow for Stephcynie to deliver every lyric with its original sentiment, thus preserving the particularities & personal details of her journey. I Don’t Love You tells a tale as old as time, rewritten by Stephcynie, with a happily ever after twist; reflecting her personal dating experiences, Stephcynie’s only qualm seems to be with her ability to make the right choice, a foreign feeling for a generally poised person.
- Slimdrew -
Supported by a sparse but capable soundbed, “Atlanta” soars from beginning to end. As the third single released this year, it is a real accomplishment for Stephcynie. On this track, her vocals are measured and remain in a narrow range but that does not reflect poorly on her singing ability. Instead, her voice advances the tonal theme of the song by remaining consistent and deliberate which is consistent with the main premise.
- Ron Worthy -